A Message from the Chair

I am greatly honored and privileged to serve this department and academic health sciences center.  During its 30+ years of existence, many talented and well-trained fellow faculty members and professional associates have contributed to the growth and expansion of this service. Patients, residents, and students alike have benefited from the depth and breadth of knowledge brought to the service by urology subspecialists.

During these three decades, over sixty young men and women have successfully completed Urology training in our Residency Program and are actively practicing our specialty throughout the United States. The Residency Program received the highest possible level of distinction when recognized by the ACGME as "accredited with commendation" in the two most recent evaluations. The medical students who have regularly rotated through our service keep us constantly stimulated by their eagerness to learn and their ability to absorb knowledge.

The primary missions of this department have always been and will remain to provide: state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases for our patients; the highest quality of education and training to our medical and paramedical students and urology residents; and push forward the boundaries of science and knowledge through research in our laboratories and clinics. We hope to instill in our graduates medical knowledge and clinical skills, as well as an awareness of the need for lifelong learning and self-improvement necessary to adapt to the ever-changing future of medicine.